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Dec 5, 2013 5:00pm EST
terrible it aow role in various hot spots the world. he was very close to president bill clinton. frankly, he could not stand the policies of president george w. bush, which he saw as imperialistic. that was a bit of a public- relations problem for the bush white house. the election of barack obama, the kind of change towards a multiracial society that he saw in south africa as well. it was not just south africa that nelson mandela was revolutionary. it was his moral stature around the world and the way that he used it that made a difference. was tremendous respect from leaders around the world for nelson mandela. next year. are coming ines from presidents of this country. george w. bush, "we join the people of south africa and around the world and celebrity the life of nelson mandela. he was one of the great forces for freedom and equality of our time. he left the world with dignity and grace and our world is better off because of his example," that from president george w. bush a short time ago. jonathan karl, certainly president obama made aware of the news, the loss this afternoon. ha
Dec 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
received a hero's welcome when he took the stage. bush,ent george w. clinton, carter, all the world leaders. 91 countries represented. when you have those people, it creates an interesting atmosphere and tension. it was a moment where president obama shook hands with fidel castro -- ronald castro. pictureite put up that saying it is a sign they are ready to ease u.s. aggression towards cuba. regardless, people from countries that sometimes conflict, china, afghanistan, iran. the theme was togetherness. stood for, mandela the ties that bind the human spirit. africa. a word in south [applause] i were they captured his greatest gift. recognition we all are bound together. [no audio] >> one other thing, security. the precautions they were taking with all of these dignitaries, we talked about this. we were struck by the absolute lack of any obvious security. anyone can walk into any time. no pat downs, no metal detectors. it was interesting to see so many people. nowere fortunate there were problems. >> we didn't see one person get a check. that part of the story is not over yet. things
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